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Free Entry Tate Modern Collection route

All Tate Modern Collections

Until 6 September 2020

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Explore modern and contemporary art from around the world on this route through Tate Modern

This route through Tate Modern begins in the Natalie Bell building. Spread across two floors overlooking the river Thames, the displays in this part of the building explore the many different approaches to art from 1900 to now. The route then continues via the Level 4 bridge to the Blavatnik Building, where the displays tell the story of how art became active since the 1960s.

You can visit all or some of the galleries on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system designed to keep all visitors safe. There will also be access to toilets, a shop and an opportunity to buy food and drink.

What you can see

In the Natalie Bell building you can see how artists have innovated and how they have responded to the mass media and social change. Along the way you will see work by artists including Henri Matisse, Agnes Martin, Dia al-Azzawi and the Guerrilla Girls. There are also room-sized installations by artists including Yinka Shonibare CBE, Cildo Meireles and Sarah Sze.

In the Blavatnik building you can explore the Performer and Participant display which looks at artists who broke down the barriers between art and real life, with artists including Paul Neagu and Ana Lupas. The Living Cities display explores contemporary city life, with artists such as Mark Bradford and Monika Sosnowska. You will also be able to see ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha, a multiple room display of work by the influential American artist, known for his bold slogans. 

There will also be an opportunity to see Hyundai Commission: Kara Walker in the Turbine Hall. 


Yinka Shonibare CBE, 'The British Library' 2014
Yinka Shonibare CBE
The British Library 2014
© Yinka Shonibare. Co-commissioned by HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
Cildo Meireles, 'Babel' 2001
Cildo Meireles
Babel 2001
© Cildo Meireles
Agnes Martin, 'I Love the Whole World' 1999
Agnes Martin
I Love the Whole World 1999
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010
© estate of Agnes Martin
Henri Matisse, 'The Snail' 1953
Henri Matisse
The Snail 1953
© Succession Henri Matisse/DACS 2020
Guerrilla Girls, 'Dearest Art Collector' 1986
Guerrilla Girls
Dearest Art Collector 1986
© courtesy www.guerrillagirls.com
Paul Neagu, 'Great Tactile Table' 1970
Paul Neagu
Great Tactile Table 1970
© Estate of Paul Neagu

Rooms in this route

At Tate Modern

Tate Modern Collection route

How Art Became Active

Until 6 Sep 2020

Discover the story of how art became active from the 1960s to now on this route through the Blavatnik Building

Tate Modern Exhibition

Andy Warhol

Until 15 Nov 2020

A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar


Entrance via the Turbine Hall

Tate Modern
Plan your visit


27 July – 6 September 2020

From 27 July

Currently booking until 6 September


FREE with ticket

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